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DiverseCity: The Perspective of a First-Generation College Graduate

Posted on · We meet Houstonian Yolanda Norman. She’s originally from Memphis and has been in Houston since 2007. She’s a first-generation college graduate and is currently a doctoral student. She talks about the rarity of women of color in tenured faculty at universities and about her experience as the first in her family to go to college. She […]

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Two New College Freshmen Talk About ‘Beating The Odds’

Posted on · When school starts this month, some teenagers will find themselves where — just a few years ago — they didn’t imagine they’d be: at college. In Houston Public Media’s ongoing series Inside the Classroom, two new college freshmen talk about what they had to overcome to get there. Victor Rodriguez, 18, recently graduated from Spring Woods High in […]